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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Ambassador Abigail de Perez Castro, Education Coordinator of the OAS Department of Human Development and Education?, paid a courtesy call on Ambassador Newry on Wednesday , September 16, 2015, and advised on the ongoing efforts at the OAS to construct an Inter-American Education Agenda.
The framework for the Agenda focuses on three main areas: quality, inclusive and equitable education; strengthening of the teaching profession; and comprehensive early childhood care.
Areas of potential benefit to The Bahamas were also highlighted, including the ongoing development of a virtual platform for the sharing of best practice in education policy in order to facilitate horizontal cooperation throughout the Americas and a ‘peace leaders’ program which focuses on developing citizenship competencies in children through community based learning and curriculum integration.
The Bahamas Permanent Mission to the OAS, in following up on last year’s visit of the Minister of Education, Hon. Jerome Fitzgerald, to Washington DC and the recent Commonwealth Education Ministerial convened in Nassau, underscored The Bahamas’ commitment to leadership on education initiatives in the region going forward.
Ambassador Castro and Ambassador Newry also discussed the prospective hosting of the 2017 Inter-American Education Ministerial in The Bahamas and The Bahamas’ prospective chairmanship of the Inter- American Committee on Education in the coming year.
Meeting participants included Ambassador Abigail de Perez Castro?, Education Coordinator of the OAS Department of Human Development and Education; Ms. Romina Kasman, Education Consultant of the OAS Department of Human Development and Education; Ambassador Dr. Eugene Newry; Deputy Chief of Mission Chet Neymour; Third Secretary Mikhail Bullard; and Embassy Intern Kenton Meronard.
His Excellency Dr. Eugene Newry, Bahamas Ambassador to the United States, is pictured with Ambassador Abigail de Perez Castro, Education Coordinator of the OAS Department of Human Development and Education.
Pictured from left to right during a courtesy call on Bahamas Ambassador Dr. Eugene Newry by Meeting Ambassador Abigail de Perez Castro, Education Coordinator of the OAS Department of Human Development and Education, are Mr. Kenton Meronard, Embassy Intern; Mr. Chet Neymour, Deputy Chief of Mission; Ambassador Castro; Ambassador Newry; Ms. Romina Kasman, Education Consultant of the OAS Department of Human Development and Education; and Mr. Mikhail Bullard, Third Secretary, Bahamas Embassy.
NEW YORK — The Hon. Forrester J. Carroll, Bahamas Consul General to New York, and his wife Dr. Valencia Carroll attended the Thirtieth Annual International Prayer Breakfast hosted by the Christian Embassy at the United Nations, on Tuesday, September 15, 2015. The International Prayer Breakfast is held each year prior to the opening of the United Nations General Assembly Session. This year the UN is celebrating its 70th year. Guest Artist, at the breakfast was vocalist and five-time Grammy Award winner Larnelle Harris, a regular guest on The Billy Graham Evangelistic Crusade. Pictured from left to right are Consul General Carroll, Mr. Harris and Dr. Carroll.
NEW YORK — The Hon. Forrester J. Carroll, Bahamas Consul General to New York, and his wife Dr. Valencia Carroll were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Norris at a business luncheon at Belmar Fishing Club, New Jersey, Sunday, September 13, 2015. Mr. Norris (left), President of The Society of Marine Port Engineers (SMPE), was interested in discussing business prospects for The Bahamas with the Consul General (right).
NEW YORK — The Hon. Justice Julia Sarkodie-Mensah, C.F.T.C Criminal Justice Expert, and Ms. Gloria Starr Kins, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of the Society and Diplomatic Review magazine, the leading diplomatic society publication in New York officially accredited to the United Nations, paid a Courtesy Call on The Hon. Forrester J. Carroll, Bahamas Consul General to New York, September 16, 2015 at Bahama House, 231 East 46th. Street. Justice Sarkodie-Mensah is attached to the Office of the Attorney General and Ministry of Legal Affairs of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. Pictured from left to right are Dr. Valencia Carroll, wife of the Consul General; Mr. Carroll; Ms. Starr Kins, and Justice Sarkodie-Mensah.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Bahamas Ministry of Tourism Executives Jeff Rodgers and Leslie Norville paid a courtesy call on His Excellency Dr. Eugene Newry, Bahamas Ambassador to the United States, on Friday, September 18, 2015 at the Bahamas Embassy, 2220 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W. Pictured from left are Deputy Chief of Mission Chet Neymour, Mr. Rodgers, Ms. Norville, Ambassador Newry and Second Secretary Tracee Doresant.
Malta Presentation of credentials
The High Commissioner of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas presents his credentials to the President of Malta Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca
On the 17th September 2015, at the San Anton Palace, Eldred E. (Ed) Bethel presented his credentials to the President of Malta Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca.
During the ceremony, the President of Malta and the High Commissioner discussed bilateral relations.
Mr. Eldred E. (Ed) Bethel is the 8th High Commissioner representing the Bahamas to the Court of St. James. He is also non-resident Ambassador to several European Nations and serves as the Permanent Representative on the board of the International Maritime Organization (IMO).
Prior to his appointment as High Commissioner, Bethel served as Consul General of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas to New York from October 2002-December 2007.
Bethel is a former broadcast journalist having received a Diploma in Mass Communications from Ryerson Polytechnic College Toronto, Canada.
Bethel was born in The Bahamas on November 11, 1940.
Bethel is married to the former Dawne Hanna-Adderley, a former broadcaster herself.
He is the father of four children, two sons and two daughters and one stepson.